The writer is research director, Brookings India.
It is crucial for young girls to have female mentors because research shows that it encourages them to persevere ahead, despite difficulties.
In a mature democracy, rights of an individual vis-à-vis the state are protected by an independent judiciary. This act of undoing a Supreme Court judgment was an assault on the individual right to private property.
There is neither credible evidence of a jobs crisis in India, nor of its absence.
Data shows electronic voting machines provide fair elections, which helps improve public utility provisions, reduces crime
Response to the crisis of farmer suicides is narrowly focused. Poor health accounts for most suicides, necessitating improved access to healthcare rather than special packages
Jan Dhan Yojana is a remarkable achievement. But financial inclusion must be more ambitious and look beyond bank accounts.
Restructure the MGNREGS to raise overall efficiency and gains to rural households.
If parties do not nurture them, women’s political representation will remain tokenistic
Why ‘right to entrepreneurship’, promised by Congress manifesto, is a bad idea.